When I got the news that I was able to come into Scotcampus HQ for a week long internship I was super excited, having written for the magazine several times and having been blogger of the week I was looking forward to seeing where it all comes together. As I arranged this internship months in advance I was eager to get in and get started, and the first day didn’t disappoint as we we’re set to work straight away on our first feature.
With the Scotcampus student event Futures Fest coming up soon, I decided I would base my first piece around that which was also convenient timing for an announcement about an opportunity surrounding the 2014 Commonwealth Games for young journalists.
Tuesday was a great day for me because not only was I spending another day with the lovely Scotcampus team and other interns but it was also my 21st birthday. Trying not to get too distracted by deciding what I was going to have at my birthday dinner that night I managed to get my second article up on the Futures Fest website, that takes a different perspective when looking at modern apprenticeships. I then spent the rest of the day working an article that will be featured on the new Scotcampus website, looking forward to seeing it up next week.
Wednesday morning I was in the office again, surprisingly hangover free after the many cocktails consumed at my birthday dinner and I was ready to go again. I then spent the afternoon writing about one of my favourite obsessions, Instagram, by compiling a list of the best accounts to follow in 2014. Here’s some of my favourites below.
Thursday without a doubt had to be my favourite day this week when we took a trip to Deep Sea World (my inner child was very pleased). However, we did in fact have a purpose in going it wasn’t just an opportunity to pet starfish and find Nemo. As part of a Bucket List feature Scotcampus is running, unwilling victim Conor Cartwright was going to face his fear and swim with sharks! Although a little reluctant at first when he found out the sharks were three times as big as the looked through the glass, I’m glad to say he did it, even if he did send a tidal wave of fishy, salty water over me when entering the tank (probably the lowest point of my week). Despite leaving smelling like an aquarium, I had a brilliant day and I can’t wait to see the video up on the website and to read the feature.
So this brings me to Friday, my final day in the office. The morning was spent reminiscing about the week as we wrote our diaries then as a nice surprise we we’re invited out to lunch with the team. We had lunch at Independant Bar Glasgow, and enjoyed some questionable yet amusing conversation over great food. This is also the venue where on Sunday my friend Scott Crossan will be doing the Scotcampus Ultimate Burger Challenge. I can only wish him luck and hope he doesn’t hate me for putting him up to it!
Overall, this week has been a great experience, I’ve met some lovely people and had fun doing what I love – writing. On a final note, I would like to say a big thanks to Aileen and the rest Scotcampus team for giving me a great opportunity and putting up with me this week.